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Sr. Buyer planner



17d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Princeton

AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor’s Degree, 6+ years of related experience, MRP knowledge, Excel proficiency, willingness to work evenings with Far East suppliers, adaptability, independence, cross-functional collaboration, strong organizational skills, and preferably GMP and electronic industry experience.
  • You will lead all aspects of planning, create and monitor supply plans, manage relationships with suppliers, resolve order discrepancies, ensure material arrival, lead schedule adherence calls, collaborate with various departments, maintain purchasing master data, lead processes within S&OP, develop procedures, compile price data, and act as a subject matter expert.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 6+ years related work experience
  • Knowledge of supplier management.
  • Experience with MRP
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, v-look-ups, formulas, etc.)
  • Willing to have regular calls with Far East suppliers during evening hours
  • Handling a large amount of work efficiently and effectively and adapting to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative in dealing with a variety of duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to meet business needs
  • Strong organizational, project management and analytical skills
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and highly regulated industry
  • Experience with electronic industry
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.


  • Lead all aspects of the end to end planning to ensure product availability
  • Create, evaluate and monitor supply plans while maintaining inventory levels for all components & finished goods to meet both Customer and internal needs.
  • Ensure that all material has arrived on specific deadlines and into stock by manage relationships and negotiating needs with internal plants, Third Party Manufacturers and suppliers globally to ensure build plan execution.
  • Create purchase orders to support the supply plan while resolving order discrepancies such as non-conformance, shortages, or price discrepancies with suppliers.
  • Review purchase order acknowledgements regularly for compliance to price, delivery and other terms and conditions. Ensure purchase transactions are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Lead schedule adherence calls with TPMs at Far East to ensure supply continuity
  • Work with Commercial, Finance and Demand Planning for demand alignment to actuals and to address supply or demand variation.
  • Establish and maintain purchasing and supply master data item master attributes for all material and maintain within the MRP system for effective planning and purchasing
  • Lead processes within monthly S&OP to ensure capacity and escalation of supply issues as needed with TPM suppliers
  • Ensure that procedures referencing material planning and procurement are developed and or updated accordingly to ensure compliance,
  • Compile price data from various suppliers and assist in preparing formal purchase documents.
  • Act a subject matter expert for purchasing and provide guidance for all activities including audits, and quality and supply chain requirements.


What are the main responsibilities of a Senior Planner Buyer at Abbott Point of Care Division in Princeton, NJ?

The main responsibilities include planning and executing the end-to-end supply for the APOC i-STAT 1 product line, utilizing strong planning, analytical, and purchasing skills to analyze data and re-balance inventory to maintain optimal service levels.

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Mission & Purpose

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


  • Medical

    Our medical options provide employees and their eligible family members, including domestic partners, with extensive coverage and protection against major medical expenses. Coverage is available from the first day of employment. All of the options cover preventive care, inpatient and outpatient care, routine office visits, prescription drugs, physical therapy, home healthcare, mental health/substance abuse treatment and hospice care. In addition, our medical options offer numerous programs and services that can help employees improve and maintain their health, better manage illnesses and receive better value for their healthcare dollars.

  • Dental

    Our dental plan helps employees pay for the costs of dental care for themselves and their eligible family members. Coverage is available from the first day of employment. Participants may take advantage of reduced out-of-pocket costs when they use dentists in a nationwide network of participating providers. Our dental plan pays for preventive, restorative and surgical services, as well as orthodontia, at varying levels of coverage.

  • Vision Care

    With our vision care plan, we offer employees an affordable way to maintain eye health and receive discounts on eyewear. Coverage is available from the first day of employment.

  • Wellness Programs

    Our wellness programs and resources are designed to promote overall health and well-being: Seminars on stress and anxiety, personal and work relationships, meditation and mindfulness, healthy habits, and balancing work and family needs. Programs to encourage being physically active, eating healthier, managing health conditions, getting quality sleep, and becoming more resilient. On-site screenings and immunizations at some locations to promote prevention and early detection. On-site fitness centers at some locations that offer classes, fitness assessments and personal training. Health fairs, fitness events, steps challenges and exercise competitions